Thursday, December 20, 2007

Benny the Monkey

A couple weeks ago I bought Amigurumi. The cover is really why I bought it. If I could make things that cute out of crochet, I would be really happy. So I bought it. Then last Friday was a double discount day at work (I work at JoAnns), so you got 30% off instead of 15%. So I splurged. I bought everything I could for 3 of the projects. The fawn, the monkey, and the bunny. Well, we didn't have everything so I ordered more online, but I'm still missing two colors. I will remedy this... I have everything I need for the monkey now though (my first project) except the eyes for the eyes and arm joints, and they should come soon. Over the weekend I began him and re-fell in love with crochet. I loved making my hat last January, but this is just so much more fun! Granted, there have been times where I just think "WTF am I doing?!" but mainly it's great. The bobbles were *fun* to learn to do. The invdec and rings were really good to learn to do because they'll be great in the future. So far on Benny the Monkey I've done his two arms, his two ears, and his face and muzzle. I'm now working on his body from the head down. I'm so proud of myself. It's going really well and pretty fast and I just feel like I'm actually accomplishing something - which is a good feeling. Benny will be a very belated Christmas gift since I still owe this person for 2006... (I'd started cross stitches but there's only so much of one color I can take at 14 spi.) Benny'll be for my friend's son and I'll be making the deer for her daughter. Though I might change my mind and make a different one (which I would have to buy everything for) since I'm lacking the main color on the deer and I don't know how easy a copper colored soft yarn will be to find. So we'll see. Anyhow, he's going really well. My only problem is that I think I hold the hooks wrong or something as my hands are killing me (though crocheting for about 8 hours in one evening probably isn't a great idea...). But that's a small price to pay for such a neat thing. :)

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